Peromyscus maniculatus

COLOR: Brown, with white feet and underbelly


SHAPE: Round

SIZE: 5 to 8 inches long


REGION: Deer Mice are found throughout U.S.

The deer mouse rarely invades homes, and is found in rural areas.


The deer mouse prefers the outdoors.


The deer mouse makes its home outdoors in sheltered areas such as hollow tree logs or piles of debris. On the rare occasions the deer mouse comes indoors, it prefers undisturbed areas such as attics.


The deer mouse transmits the potentially fatal Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. The disease can be transmitted through contact with mouse carcasses, or by breathing in aerosolized urine droplets of infected deer mice.


To keep mice, rats and other rodents out, make sure all holes of larger diameter than a pencil are sealed. Mice can squeeze through spaces as small as a nickel. Call Stop Bugging Me Pest Control to seal any cracks and voids. At Stop Bugging Me Pest control, we hold a Washington State Contractor’s license. Don’t overlook proper drainage at the foundation and always install gutters or diverts which will channel water away from the building. Use heavy gloves and protective breathing gear when working in an area populated by deer mice.

*Information provided is courtesy of the National Pest Management Association.

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